Ecclesiastes 5:17

“All his days also he eateth in darkness, and he hath much sorrow and wrath with his sickness.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

All his dayes also hee eateth in darkenesse, and he hath much sorrowe, and wrath with his sicknesse.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Throughout his life {he} also eats in darkness with great vexation, sickness and anger.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

All his days also he eateth in darkness, and he is sore vexed, and hath sickness and wrath.
- American Standard Version (1901)

All his days are in the dark, and he has much sorrow, pain, disease, and trouble.
- Basic English Bible

All his days also he eateth in darkness, and hath much vexation, and sickness, and irritation.
- Darby Bible

All his days also he eateth in darkness, and he hath much sorrow and wrath with his sickness.
- Webster's Bible

All his days he also eats in darkness, he is frustrated, and has sickness and wrath.
- World English Bible

Also all his days in darkness he consumeth, and sadness, and wrath, and sickness abound.
- Youngs Literal Bible

(5:16) All his days also he eateth in darkness, and he hath much vexation and sickness and wrath.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ecclesiastes 5:17


5:17 He eateth - He hath no comfort in his estate, but even when he eats, he doth it with anxiety and discontent. And wrath - When he falls sick, and presages his death, he is filled with rage, because he is cut off before he hath accomplished his designs, and because he must leave that wealth and world in which all his hopes and happiness lie.


Discussion for Ecclesiastes 5:17

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